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Thu Feb 7, 2013, 12:38 PM

Poll: 9 In 10 Americans Support Background Check For All Gun Sales

Source: NPR

Poll: 9 In 10 Americans Support Background Check For All Gun Sales
by EYDER PERALTA
February 07, 201312:16 PM

A new Quinnipiac University poll finds Americans overwhelmingly support background checks on all gun sales.

The poll found that 92 percent of Americans support the checks, while 7 percent oppose them.

Quinnipiac also found that 52 percent support stricter gun laws and 56 percent support "a ban on the sale of assault weapons."

Quinnipiac's Assistant Director Peter Brown explains:
"'There is no significant voter opposition to requiring background checks for gun buyers,' said Brown, 'and there is support for banning high volume ammunition clips and assault weapons, with the issue pretty much falling along party lines.

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Read more: http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/02/07/171383152/poll-9-in-10-americans-support-background-check-for-all-gun-sales

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Reply Poll: 9 In 10 Americans Support Background Check For All Gun Sales (Original post)
kpete Feb 2013 OP
slackmaster Feb 2013 #1
Remmah2 Feb 2013 #14
onehandle Feb 2013 #2
sir pball Feb 2013 #3
maxsolomon Feb 2013 #4
Ash_F Feb 2013 #6
bucolic_frolic Feb 2013 #5
RedCloud Feb 2013 #7
baldguy Feb 2013 #8
ManiacJoe Feb 2013 #9
Quantess Feb 2013 #10
myrna minx Feb 2013 #11
marshall Feb 2013 #12
hack89 Feb 2013 #13

Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 12:42 PM

1. Me too. Make NICS available for use by the general public.

 

With safeguards to prevent it from being used for any purpose other than a background check for a firearm transfer.

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Response to slackmaster (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 11:20 AM

14. +1

 

Yes a legitimate background check vs data acquisition for future abuse.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 12:43 PM

2. Damn Liberals! nt

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 12:56 PM

3. I'll go one further and make every sale via FFL

Put in a price control (not $50 + 15% of cost as I was once quoted) and I'm perfectly fine with every transaction of mine being recorded for posterity.

As to 56% of respondents supporting an AWB, well, we aren't a direct democracy so until it's 56% of people in 60% of electoral districts across the country that idea is DOA.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 12:58 PM

4. Sometimes it appears that 7% are all regular DU Gungeon posters.

Who live to poke holes in everyone's sincere suggestions, spin slippery-slope scenarios, or blame the carnage on red herrings.

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Response to maxsolomon (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 08:12 AM

6. Just goes to show how tolerant DU has become over the past 12 years

And by tolerant I mean wimpy in the face of right wing trolls who are literally laughing at us with their posting.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 08:00 AM

5. Hey

will they filter out the drug users too?

You have to be sober to operate a vehicle.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 07:31 PM

7. What? No more gunorrhea from the right?

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Response to RedCloud (Reply #7)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 09:43 PM

8. They can't make the RW bullshit they push sound plausible anymore.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 10:44 PM

9. No surprise there, most folks have always thought background checks are a good idea.

The poll asked the wrong question. The question is not about "if". The debate has always been about "how".
Some folks like the idea of every transaction going through an FFL.
Some folks like the idea of everyone getting access to the NICS system.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 11:15 PM

10. Seems like a reasonable request.

Not supporting it is extremist, to put it politely.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 12:29 AM

11. Commie gun grabbers!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 07:55 AM

12. Gun sale vs Voting

It should be at least as hard to buy a gun as it is to vote. When will the wingers see the light?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 09:31 AM

13. Universal background checks simply make sense. nt

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